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 picnicCape Cod Senior Appreciation Picnic Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM 
Hosted by Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings and the Yarmouth Police Department. Join the fun at Bass River Beach Parking Lot (aka Smuggler’s Beach) in Yarmouth. Entertainment provided by retired Massachusetts State Trooper Sgt. Dan Clark, K9 Demonstrations, Free Lunch Provided to Cape Cod Seniors, and Bingo games with prizes! Call Joseph Gordon at 508-563-4319 for more information. 

health careThe Health - Care - For - All Helpline 
A free resource for Massachusetts residents can be reached at 1-800-272-4232. Helpline counselors are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM –5:00 PM. 

lockboxLock Box Program 
To help avoid damage to property while entering to provide emergency services, we offer a town-wide lockbox program. This program is available to private residences and businesses. The lockbox is a small metal "safe" that is attached conspicuously outside of a building to which only the fire department has keys. Inside this box is a set of keys to the building itself which will allow the fire department access in the event of an emergency. The Yarmouth Police departments’ Road Race has given a scholarship to help provide low income seniors with Lock Boxes. The Yarmouth Fire Department also has a limited amount of boxes to give out. If you think you may be eligible please contact the outreach department at the Yarmouth Division of Senior Services at 508-394-7606, X1335. There will be a first come, first serve limited quantity awarded based on income eligibility. 

newcomersThe Dennis / Yarmouth Newcomers Club
A nonprofit organization. The Club’s purpose is to provide new residents an opportunity through activities to become acquainted with others in the area. Monthly meetings are held at the Yarmouth Senior Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM from September — April. You’re welcome to join one of their meetings or contact them at www.DYNEWCOMERS.US for more information. 

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♦ The Town of Yarmouth Energy Committee is inviting residents to its meetings where this group of volunteers is tasked with “advising and coordinating all energy components of the local comprehensive plan. Studies and evaluates the economic and practical feasibility and the installation of photovoltaic arrays on Town buildings.” If these subjects are of interest to you please join us, as we meet monthly at Town Hall on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Roby Whitehouse at
♦ The Town of Yarmouth’s Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee (RASWAC) is inviting residents to its meetings where an array of evolving topics such as single use bag restrictions, changing recycling markets, drop-off site signage, and waste issues faced issues faced by other towns on the Cape are discussed. The RASWAC is committed to seeing that Yarmouth’s recycling and disposal systems remain both friendly and efficient, and we need citizen ideas and concerns. The committee meets monthly at Town Hall. Contact Roby Whitehouse at
 ♦ Messages from Executive Office of Elder Affairs ⇒ Do Not Ignore Medicare Mail It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO,) you should expect information from your plan by the end of September. This information is important because it explains changes in your plan for 2017. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15thDecember 7th,) you will have a chance to CHANGE your plan for next year. SHINE counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. ⇒ Do Not Wait Until It’s Too Late! Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and Medicare related health insurance programs. To schedule a SHINE appointment, call your local Senior Center. For other SHINE related matters, call 1-800-243-4636, then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back as soon as possible.

Image result for utility poles streetlightsUtility Wires, Poles and Streetlights
Helpful Information for Residents Concerns with tree branches in wires should be reported directly to Eversource at 800-592- 2000. The location, pole number (and pictures) are very important when contacting Eversource.

massoptions A new service linking elders, caregivers & individuals w/ disabilities to services they need. Call 1-844-422-6277

scam protectionSCAM PROTECTION
 Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers and thoroughly do your research. If you think you’ve been scammed, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it; waiting could make it worse. Call 508-394-7606, X1335 for more info.

flagBarnstable Veterans Services

Did you know that 955 case files exist for Yarmouth veterans or widows at the Barnstable office? Are you a Veteran or Widow in need of help? Please contact our Veterans Services Agent, Edward F. Merigan at the main office located on 66 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA. Telephone: 508-778-8740 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Call for an office appointment or a home visit if you are a home bound Veteran or Widow.